Plenary Session I
Lessons from World Crises and Preparation for a New Turning Point in 2019-2020
.The world in an era of constant crisis. How to prepare for new imbalances in the global economy? What to expect in Cyprus?
Keynote Speech by Philip Ammerman
Assessing the Cyprus Investment Strategy Results and Key Risks Going Forward.
This presentation will review the results of efforts to promote Cyprus as a national investment destination. It will identify some key risks by companies based here going forward, and how to address them. These include:• Cyprus Substance and OECD Common Reporting Standards
• National Banking Operations
• Tax Incentives and the Tax System
• High Input Prices and Costs
• Regional Geopolitical Issues
• Global Economic Issues
Keynote Speech by Ajay Goyal Cyprus – a diamond in the rough that is waiting to be polished and shine?
Cyprus trying everything - Casino, Golden Visa, Gas, Tourism… but is there a clear sense of direction where this country can be 20-25 years from now? That choice will be necessary to attract right capital, in right sectors, create right kind of education system and jobs.
What are the high potential areas, threats, risks? Possible choices for Cyprus: these choices, assuming there will be windfall gas revenues from 2025 / 2030 will be Norway - a welfare state that invests in environment and innovation, Dubai - a dynamic post petro-carbon state that creates conditions for enterpreneurship and investment with zero corruption and a highly efficient service economy or Singapore that used its strategic location to build one of most modern investor friendly destinations through good governance. Unless we do that, we can become just another resource - sunshine and gas rich - state and there are too many failed models of that in the world to count. Venezuela is the last one. Panel Discussion: Anti-crisis Strategies in an Era of Economic Uncertainty.
, Managing Partner, Navigator Consulting Group, Greece-UK Ajay Goyal
, Creative Entrepreneur & Venture Investor, Cyprus-India Yiannis Misirlis
, Founding Director, Imperio Group, Cyprus Jimmy Sexton
, Founder and CEO, Esquire Group, UAEArtem Paleev
, Managing Partner, Korpus Prava, Russia